TITLE

Electronic surveillance grows

AUTHOR(S)
Investor's Business Daily
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Investors Business Daily;6/7/2012, pA02
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A federal judge estimates U.S. courts issue 30,000 sealed secret electronic surveillance orders a year, and the number is rising. Few result in court action, and even fewer are unsealed � meaning the subjects never find out their email was tapped, Web connection monitored or cellphone tracked. In the May 21 issue of Harvard Law & Policy Review, Stephen Smith estimated his home court in Houston OK'd 3,886 sealed orders from '95 to '07 and 99.8% remain sealed.
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76390468

 

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